Take all the suspense and sexual tension of The X-Files, combine it with the charm and antics of Supernatural, and you get Darkhouse. Well, not quite.
Dex and Perry might have the chemistry of Mulder and Scully and the scares of the Winchester Brothers, but I promise you this duo is unlike anything you've seen before.
When 23-year-old Perry Palomino explores a supposedly haunted lighthouse, she runs into Youtuber Dex Foray, a sexy, snarky, and opportunistic ghost hunter who doesn't quite believe in ghosts. What Dex does believe in is making money and in Perry he sees a viable opportunity: create a ghost-hunting show on YouTube that would rival anything you'd see on TV and watch the dollars roll in.
But creating and filming a ghost-hunting show isn't easy when there are actual ghosts haunting them - and then some. Sometimes terrifying, often hilarious, Darkhouse is the first book in the Experiment in Terror series.
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"Darkhouse" is the first volume in a 9-volume (plus a few novellas) series published between 2011 and 2014. Right now Audible only has the 1st volume available -- I hope the rest are on their way!
Perry Palomino and Dex Foray are brought together by fate to a haunted lighthouse owned by Perry's uncle. They decide to work together to produce a ghost-hunters type show for an internet channel.
The book is a mixture of light horror with a touch of romance. Through the first volume Perry and Dex are virtual strangers -- drawn together but knowing very little of each other. They're not sure of each other, of any sort of relationship they might have, and whether they can trust each other. This unknown quality certainly adds to the suspense. But no matter how they feel, they must end up trusting each other to survive.
Their relationship is further complicated by Dex's off-screen Barbie-plastic "perfect" girlfriend, Jennifer. What will happen with Jennifer in the future?
The first volume essentially introduces us to the characters and then sets up the structure for subsequent books. It also sets up the strong chemistry between Perry and Dex, which I expect will build as we get to know them and they get to know each other. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys the Urban Fantasy/Romance genre mash-up.
And now, okay Audible.... I'm ready for the next one!
- H Price